Christina M. Hein

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In this paper we describe the first phase of development of our speech-to-speech system between English and Modern Persian under the DARPA Babylon program. We give an overview of the various system components: the front end ASR, the machine translation system and the speech generation system. Challenges such as the sparseness of available spoken language(More)
In this paper we describe our spoken english-persian medical dialogue translation system. We describe the data collection effort and give an overview of the component technologies, including speech recognition, translation, dialogue management , and user interface design. The individual modules and system are designed for flexibility, and to be able to(More)
Dehydration is a common and severe diagnosis especially among the elderly. Monitoring a healthy fluid intake is therefore vital. In this contribution five sensor approaches that detect fluid intake are presented and compared. Four of the sensor system use an indirect method by monitoring filling levels in a cup. The first concept is equipped with a(More)
This contribution presents a smart cup that uses a capacitive sensor to detect its filling level in order to monitor fluid intake over time. Dehydration is frequently diagnosed in hospitals among the elderly and connected to numerous sequelae and deaths. An automated monitoring system that detects daily fluid intake of a patient could reduce the(More)
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